In this post we are going to discuss ‘WordPress Plug-ins’ which are must have for any smooth-sailing blogger. So first thing first, What are plug-ins?
What Are Plug-ins?
Plug-ins are additional software components that adds a specific feature to an existing application. In case of WordPress, it enables customization. Plug-ins can extend wordpress to do anything you can imagine.
14 WordPress Plug-ins You Must Have :-
Akismet is a widely used plug-in for spam protection.
Google XML Sitemaps :
This plug-in is used for generating and submitting sitemaps to google.
Redirection And Bing 404 :
If any 404 error occurs this plug-in would take care of it.
Hyper Cache :
Performance enhancement plug-in which improves site load time by caching pages.
Yoast WordPress SEO :
This is by-far the best Search Engine Optimization plug-in i’ve encountered and used.
WordPress PDA :
If your theme is not responsive and doesn’t support mobile screen viewing then this plug-in will help make it viewable.
WordPress.com Stats :
Use this plug-in to check basic analytic data and traffic in real time from within the dashboard.
Automatic WordPress Backup :
Make backups of your theme, posts and comments with this plug-in.
Yet Another Related Post Plug-in.
This is used for SQL query Debugging.
Smart Youtube :
Embed Youtube videos efficiently with this great plug-in.
Used for embedding slideshare presentations to your posts.
This plug-in is used for rewriting Amazon URLs including the associate ID.
WP-Paginate is a simple and flexible pagination plugin which provides users with better navigation on your WordPress site.Don’t Miss :- Why You Should Move To WordPress From Blogger
These are the plug-ins which are essential for any blogger and some of them are even recommended by one of the top bloggers, Amit Agarwal on his blog.
I feel that this list is missing one key plug-in that must be here, so my recommendation is :
Share This :
This plug-in is used for displaying social share buttons below the posts which makes it easier for readers to share the content they like.
Try these add-ons one by one and do provide feedback on whether you liked them or not in the comments below.Also See :- Get Your Site Indexed Quickly